San José, Calif. – The legendary capital of Silicon Valley, is California’s third largest city and the tenth largest in the United States. It’s home to the corporate headquarters of Adobe, Cisco, and eBay, and major facilities of Hewlett-Packard, Hitachi, IBM, and Lockheed Martin. Apple and the Googleplex round out Silicon Valley’s bright lights. Smaller … Read More
Public Art Category
A term to describe new directions in art utilizing technology, video, projection computers, the Internet, geo-locational devices, and other new tools and technology, typically of an electronic nature. New media public art often involves interactive technology or audience-activated artwork.
Every year Forecast is amazed by the talented artists and innovative ideas that are proposed through our annual grant program. We want to thank all of our applicants for their hard work and creative concepts. We would also like to thank our independent selection panel for taking on the challenging task of selecting grantees. Congratulations … Read More
The world of social media offers interesting territory for artists to explore. The emergent values of the medium—most centrally an anarchic, user-created information experience—lend themselves especially to social practice works, where social media can serve as an important connector. But two recent projects show how artists are using the new medium in other ways. For … Read More
San Francisco, Calif. – On March 5, 2013, at 9 pm PST, Leo Villareal‘s The Bay Lights—the largest LED light sculpture in the world—was lit. Since 1936, the Bay Bridge has been a central landmark of the Bay Area of California, connecting San Francisco and Oakland. The Bay Lights was inspired by the bridge’s 75th … Read More
Miami, Fla. – In a new installation at the MetroRail hub station at the Stephen Clark Government Center Lobby in Miami, Florida, visitors help create the art. Reflection is an interactive light installation by the American artist Ivan Toth Depeña. The piece uses infrared cameras to absorb the movement of current visitors. Then the installation … Read More